Hello my lovely readers 🙂
As told you last week I went on a field trip to Berlin with my grade level (I’m not sure if that’s the right word..) and promised I’d tell you about it. But before I do that I will tell you about the long travel there.
We took the train and it took us approx. seven to eight hours to reach Berlin. But the way there was considerably easier and less stressful than the way home. Because our way back home – how could it be any different – was full of delays and other misfortunes:
First everything was going smoothly. The way from Berlin to Stuttgart was uneventful. At least for the first three hours. Then the train suddenly stopped. We all asked ourselves: “Why are we stopping in the middle of nowhere on the train tracks? Is something blocking our way? Power outage? Technical failure/problems?” We didn’t know. And then we were made aware that it might take some time before we could resume our travel because they had to catch the person that’s running around on the tracks. Huh? Another suicidal person trying to jump in front of the train? Nope. Although that seemed very likely. No, it was an old grandma that got lost on her way somewhere and somehow ended up on the train tracks. Ok. not that troublesome. Although now we had a 50 minutes delay.
And then. The next bad news: Train crash in Rottweil. Great. Now our route was blocked. The train crash destroyed the catenary so we had to look for an alternative route home.
When we arrived in Stuttgart our teachers decided: “We’ll take the train to Ulm and continue from there home. We should be home by 8 PM.” Not funny.
At least from now on no bad surprises waited for us. If one overlooked the fact that the ticket inspector at first didn’t want to accept our tickets. (The ones from Stuttgart to Lake Constance.) But after our teacher threatened to sue the Deutsche Bahn for incompetence and not providing us with an alternative like they should (all in all it was just a lot of shouting) that problem was resolved. We arrived at home moody, drained, exhausted and relieved.
So, as you can see: Traveling in Germany is not easy sometimes 🙂
I’ll tell you about the actual field trip next time. Maybe Tuesday 😉